Monday, 7 October 2013

WAIKOUAITI COAST COMMUNITY BOARD

By Gerard Collings, Chair

Carey’s Creek bridge remedial work

Work on the necessary remedial and strengthening of the Carey’s Creek bridge, Coast Road, is nearing completion. We have been advised by Dunedin City Council (DCC) staff that the work is now programmed for completion in October.

End of the triennium

With the end of the triennium, the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board (WCCB) would like to thank the many community groups and individuals within our community that have provided input and comment to the board over the last three years.  We are particularly grateful to those groups and individuals that have undertaken community projects within our area.  We would also like to convey a special tribute to the two volunteer fire brigades in our area; the commitment given by the individual members of the two brigades is very much appreciated.

October elections

The current board continue in their role until 12 October.  We again extend our thanks to the two retiring members, Andy Barratt and Les Pullar, for their service to our community. Thanks are also extended to Tracey Scurr (Waikouaiti) and Richard Russell (Karitane) who will join the WCCB for the new term. The new board will take up their role once sworn in at the inaugural meeting scheduled for 30 October.

DCC consultation

The Dunedin City Council is in the process of reviewing the Mobile Trading Bylaw.  The Council advises that the purpose of the proposed reviewed bylaw is to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety, and also to protect the public from nuisance by regulating the conduct of persons selling goods and services on streets, roads and the pavements. Once the proposed Mobile Trading Bylaw is adopted by the Council it is intended to revoke the Permanent Food Stalls Policy 2006.

Copies of the bylaw material and other DCC documents out for consultation are available from our local libraries, through the customer services agency on 477 4000, and through the council’s website at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/council-online/currently-consulting-on  Submissions on the proposed bylaw close on 14 October 2013 and should be made to the Dunedin City Council, PO Box 5045, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058.

 

The Waikouaiti Coast Community Board’s next meeting is the inaugural meeting at 4:00 pm on 30 October at the Civic Centre, Dunedin. Remember you can view the board’s meeting agendas, reports and minutes at either the Waikouaiti or Blueskin libraries or through the DCC’s website at http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/your-council/council-minutes

 

Members of the board are only too happy to hear (by phone or email) from members of the community about any issues within our area.

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